Context • Psychological distress is linked with impaired glycemic control among diabetics. Objective • Estimate changes in glycemic control, weight, blood pressure, and stress-related psychological symptoms in patients with type 2 diabetes participating in a standard Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Design • Prospective, observational study. Setting • Academic health center. Patients • Adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Interventions • Participation in MBSR program for heterogeneous patient population. Diet and exercise regimens held constant. Main Outcome Measures • Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HA1c), blood pressure, body weight, and Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (anxiety, depression, somatization, and general psychological distress scores). Results • Eleven of 14 patients completed the intervention. At 1 month follow-up, HA1c was reduced by 0.48% (P=.03), and mean arterial pressure was reduced by 6 mmHg (P=.009). Body weight did not change. A decrease in measures of depression, anxiety, and general psychological distress was observed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Complementary and alternative medicine